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Sars shine to win U15A title

THE match of the season in the Phoenix Park. If Michael D Higgins had looked out his front window, he would have witnessed a treat.

Lucan Sarsfield's pipped St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh to win the Dublin U15A Championship title. Only a point in it, 1-5 to 2-1.

A huge crowd looked on. A contest that did more than justice to the spiritual home of the old craft.

Some 14 of the starting Lucan girls are with Dublin. Plunkett's have a generous number too. The future looks bright.

At half-time, it was a point each. Compelling stuff. Outstanding defending. Not a spare crumb to be had at either gate.

Amy Conroy hit a telling goal following a flourishing run. But it was still level as the last seconds ticked down. And then Ciara Casey pointed a long-range free, and that was that.

Plunkett's were champions too. They gave it their all. Becky Keating got the Player of theMatch. Not far behind in the voting were Ciara McDonnell and Ciara Carolan.


Lucan had Super Sars in Gemma Berry, Emma O'Flynn and Jessica Condron. On Sunday evening, Lucan returned to the 12th Lock for a pizza party.

Donal Casey, Dominic Conroy, Marian Flynn and Antonio Sejean are the leading chefs.

"It was an incredible game," said Donal. "What an advert for camogie. It was just so tight. It could have gone either way. Our girls were brilliant, but so too were Plunkett's."

Lucan will now pack away the pizzas and return to the bread and butter of the league. They are seeking a league and championship double for the second successive season.